Thursday, February 02, 2006

Anti-Abortion, Pro-Choice

William Saletan on abortion.

Look, I hate abortion. I consider it an immoral act when used as birth control. I would be very happy if there were no more abortions ever again. However, the US tried banning it, and it didn't stop abortions... it only caused intense pain and suffering.

I favor education. If the so-called "pro-life" people spent as much time and energy working to eliminate poverty, educate youth, and reduce the need for abortions, the problem would have a huge dent in it. But instead they make hit lists and kill doctors. There's nothing "pro-life" about their actions. And banning abortions again, without addressing the underlying problems, will do no good and much harm.

Instead of constantly legislating morality, why don't people try teaching it?

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